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December 2, 2008

Christmas Song, Constest Winners and a Birthday

This will be a long post pups, so hold on tight.

First off...

We are so so bad to have even forgotten that we organized a guessing game a few weeks ago... (bad, manang! bad, manang! sit, stay, lie down and type... BOL.. *kiss*)

okay.. the bee...

his real name is Jollibee and unfortunately no pup was able to guess it correctly. :(

However, as promised, those who attempted to give the bee a name will receive a christmas pressie from us...*drum roll please*

and the winners are...

Pretty Reindeer Addie and Santa Zoe
Sweet Maggie and High Jumping Mitchy Boy
Fashionable Lorenza
and last but definitely not least...
Scottie the Cutie Pappy
(with the new puppies!)

manang will be going to the courier later to ask for mailing options since we have a little glitch with the post re sending big pressies (some do not allow food stuff in the box-- how bad is that?). we hope to find a nice courier so we can mail it to you guys in time for Christmas!!

and thank you for trying to name our bee.

okay, off to out announcement no. 2...

last Sunday, November 30, my friend Max celebrated his 1st birthday.

Happy 1st Birthday, Barkday and Burpday Kuya Max!!!

and finally...

Answering the Seasonal Meme made my manang think about a famous Christmas song, which was sang and composed by our very own Filipino artist- Mr. Jose Mari Chan.

Manang thinks that he is just one of the best singers/ composers in the Philippines (although he seems to be out of the music scene today) and she is absolutely all over his songs, particularly the lyrics even at the age of 6. (She has a vivid memory of crying herself silly over the song 'Beautiful Girl' every afternoon while lazily waiting at home for her brothers to come home from school)

We loved the lyrics of this song and we feel that it really captures the true spirit of Christmas.

So, without further adieu, we give you...

Christmas in our Hearts
by Jose Mari Chan

Whenever I see girls and boys
Selling lanterns on the streets,
I remember the Child
In the manger as He sleeps.

Wherever there are people
Giving gifts, exchanging cards,
I believe that Christmas
Is truly in their hearts.

Let's light our Christmas trees
For a bright tomorrow
Where nations are at peace
And all are one in God

Let’s sing Merry Christmas
And a happy holiday,
This season may we never forget
The love we have for Jesus

Let Him be the One to guide us
As another new year starts
And may the spirit of Christmas
Be always in our hearts.

In every prayer and every song
The community unites,
Celebrating the birth
Of our Savior, Jesus Christ

Let love, like that starlight
On that first Christmas morn,
Lead us back to the manger
Where Christ the Child was born

So, come let us rejoice
Come and sing a Christmas carol
With one big joyful voice
Proclaim the name of the Lord!

Have fun with your Christmas shopping every pup!


Aki, the Tropical Santa


Lorenza said...

It is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs

Lorenza said...

Its me again!
Thanks a lot!
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Ooh...Jollibee. That is quite a cute name! *grins* Thanks for choosing me, Aki!

Happy Birthday to Max too...I hope he got loads of treats and pressies that day!

Thanks for sharing the lyrics to the song! It sounds we need to find where we can listen to it to appreciate it more. *wink*

Hope you have a great day!


Raising Addie said...

Aki that was a beautiful song! Mom is going to have to find it so she can hear it.

We are soooo very excited to have won a prize! Aki, you are sooo generous!

Happy Birthday Max!!

Have a great day friends!
Addie and Zoe

Huskee and Hershey said...

Mom knows the name of that bee!! She was in Manila and saw this shop all over! Can't believe I missed the competition.. **sigh**
Happy Barkday to Max!!

Thor said...

Hi Aki and Poopie!
What a beautiful song! Thanks for sharing to us!
Jollibee is a cool name! =)
Congrats to the winners! Sorry I missed on contest!
Happy Birthday to your friend Max!!
I hope you have a great day, my dear friends!

Love and licks

The FOUR Musketeers said...

COngrats to all winners :D

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers

Petra said...

I love the song!!! Here's my peemail and can I have yours, too?!

Bobby said...

That is nice, even I thought so.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I like your name Aki the tropical Santa, that makes me the Texas Cowboy Santa?

T-man's mom said...

Thanks for sharing that lovely Christmas song. I agree that we often forget the true meaning of Christmas.

CC-man likes your comment about him being like he is from the Philippines because he dips his egg biscuit in his drink. We will have to watch to see if he does other things that you recognize :) He is kind of a mystery man!

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we can't believe we won and we can't believe we missed this posting! Thank you so very much, Aki!
What beautiful words to Mr. Jose Mari Chan's song!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch